New details of indie game developer program for Xbox One revealed at gamescom

At gamescom in Cologne, Germany on Tuesday, the Xbox team revealed new details around an indie game developer program for Xbox One called Independent Developers @Xbox (ID@Xbox).

The new program enables game developers of all shapes and sizes to build, sell and publish their games digitally on Xbox One quickly and easily. The program, according to ID@Xbox Director Chris Charla, will offer developers access to development kits at no charge.

“Games that come through this program will be able to access the exact same features as any other large game company on Xbox One: Achievements, Gamerscore, Kinect, Xbox SmartGlass, Xbox cloud services and more,” Charla writes in a blog post over on Xbox Wire. “

What’s also exciting is that these games will be available in the exact same marketplace (Xbox One Store) as every other game on Xbox One, making discovery for players easier by using all the curation and discovery tools that Xbox One will offer, including Spotlight, Trending, Recommendations and great social discovery with features like Game DVR and Upload.”

For the rest of this story, read Charla’s post over on Xbox Wire.

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Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog